Lemon curd & orange cake cut into slices

Lemon curd & orange cake

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins plus cooling


Serves 10

Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal365
  • fat20g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.6g


  • 170g soft salted butter



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  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs



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  • 70g natural yogurt
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1 large orange, zested



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  • 2-3 tbsp milk



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  • 10 tbsp lemon curd
  • 20g flaked almonds
  • lemon zest, to decorate


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 1-litre loaf tin and line with baking parchment.

  2. Put the butter, sugar, eggs, yogurt, self-raising flour, ground almonds, orange zest, milk and 5 tbsp lemon curd in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Put another 5 tbsp lemon curd in a second bowl and whisk to loosen.

  3. Spoon half the batter into the prepared tin, dollop over the lemon curd and top with the remaining batter. Scatter over the flaked almonds and bake for 50 mins, or until risen and golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack, scatter over some lemon zest and slice.

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Glyn Jones's picture
Glyn Jones
30th Jul, 2020
There must be something wrong with the amount of lemon curd in this recipe, I followed the instructions to the letter and ended up with a lovely top 75% cake with a sloppy 25% bottom mess which was all lemon curd, obviously the amount of lemon curd in the recipe is too much
21st May, 2020
Anyone else having problems printing the recipes on here? I keep getting a javascript void message
Frantic Flapjack
11th May, 2020
The cooking time of 20 minutes at the top is wrong and needs to be changed. It should be 50 minutes as it states in the recipe, but check at 40 minutes as mine browned up well.
Frantic Flapjack
11th May, 2020
This was a lovely, moist cake. I cooked mine for about 10 minutes extra to make sure as per the previous comment about not being able to use a skewer to test because of the lemon curd in the middle. I used a whole jar of lemon curd. I do think you could leave out the layer in the middle and it would be just as good.
skerries's picture
3rd May, 2020
The lemon curd makes it lovely and moist. Good job I checked cos at 45 mins it was getting rather well done round the edges. Very tasty but couldnt taste orange just the lemon but I will make it again
30th Apr, 2020
Tasted lovely but came out very soggy. I would leave the layer of lemon curd in the middle out if I make again! The cake was very wet!
27th Apr, 2020
At the top of the recipe it says cook time 20 mins plus cooling, but in the recipe it says cook for 50 mins, which is it? Going to put it in for 20 mins to start with and see what it's like. Hopefully it's just a typo x
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Carol Hawkins
27th Apr, 2020
Made this today, it smells delicious. Don’t know what went wrong but just had a slice and although it tastes lovely, the texture is very stodgy. I cooked it for an extra 10 minutes as you can’t put a skewer in to see if it’s cooked because of the lemon curd. Love to hear about other people’s results.
27th Apr, 2020
I have baked mine for twice the amount of time and its still soggy :( tastes very strong and ive ruined it by bringing out the over twice now. maybe I dont have the right size of loaf tin??
Carol Hawkins's picture
Carol Hawkins
27th Apr, 2020
Think I’m going to serve mine with custard. Glad I’m not the only one
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Katy Mead
1st Jun, 2020
How do you defrost it once youve frozen it?
lulu_grimes's picture
7th Jun, 2020
Hi, Just leave it out on the counter until it defrosts. Lulu
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